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IBM Fellow
Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA 95120, USA


Dr. C. Mohan joined IBM Almaden Research Center in 1981. He was named an IBM Fellow in 1997 for being recognized worldwide as a leading innovator in transaction management. He received the 1996 ACM SIGMOD Innovations Award in recognition of his innovative contributions to the development and use of database systems. From IBM, he has received 1 Corporate and 8 Outstanding Innovation/Technical Achievement Awards. He is an inventor on 33 patents. Mohan works very closely with numerous IBM product groups and his research results are implemented in numerous IBM and non-IBM prototypes and products like DB2, MQSeries, Lotus Domino/Notes and S/390 Parallel Sysplex. He is the primary inventor of the ARIES family of recovery and locking methods, and the industry-standard Presumed Abort distributed commit protocol. At the 1999 International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, he was honored with the 10 Year Best Paper Award for the widespread commercial and research impact of his work on the ARIES family of algorithms. He has been an editor of VLDB Journal, and Distributed and Parallel Databases - An International Journal. Currently, Mohan is a member of IBM's Application Integration Middleware (AIM) Architecture Board and is working on database caching in the context of DB2 and WebSphere Application Server.

Dr. C. Mohan has been an IBM researcher for 30 years in the information management area, impacting numerous IBM and non-IBM products, the research community and standards, especially with his invention of the ARIES family of locking and recovery algorithms, and the Presumed Abort commit protocol. This IBM, ACM and IEEE Fellow has also served as the IBM India Chief Scientist. In addition to receiving the ACM SIGMOD Innovation Award, the VLDB 10 Year Best Paper Award and many IBM awards, he has been elected to the US and Indian National Academies of Engineering, and has been named an IBM Master Inventor. This distinguished alumnus of IIT Madras received his PhD at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an inventor on 36 patents. He serves on the advisory board of IEEE Spectrum and on the IBM Software Group Architecture Board's Council.


Last updated on 15 February 2002.